Top 25 Gift For A Daughter Traveling Abroad: Send Her Off Safely & With Style

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Is your daughter off on a great adventure abroad? And are both excited as well as worried for her? Don’t worry it’s only natural as a parent to feel this way. And though I am well aware that these gifts for a daughter traveling abroad won’t take away that worry. They will, however, help her thrive during her travels.

From practical items that will keep her safe and healthy to personal touches that will remind her of home, these travel gifts for daughters fit everyone. Whether she’s studying abroad, volunteering in a foreign country, backpacking in Europe, or exploring a new culture, these 25 travel gifts for daughters will show her how much you care and help her make the most of her travels.

As a frequent traveler myself, I know the stress I put my parents through every time I leave for a long trip. And since I have studied, worked, volunteered, and backpacked abroad,  I also know what items are super helpful for women going abroad.

So, without further ado, let’s explore these gift ideas!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three gifts for your daughter traveling abroad by budget.

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Travel gifts for daughters – Large budgets

#1 Self-purification water bottle

A black water bottle from the brand "LARQ"
LARQ water bottle

As a parent, I’m sure you want your daughter to stay safe, especially when she is traveling abroad. You don’t want her ending up at the hospital because she drank polluted water from the tap.

That’s where the self-purification water bottle comes in!

With just a touch of a button, it neutralizes bacteria. With this gift, you’ll have the peace of mind that she’s drinking clean water, and she’ll have the peace of mind that she’s not lugging around a chunky bottle in her luggage.

#2 Power bank

An Anker power bank with a bag
Anker power bank

A power bank is like a superhero sidekick, that you definitely want your daughter to have.

It’s always ready to save the day when her phone battery is about to die. It’s the ultimate backup plan for when your daughter forgets to charge her phone or is on a long flight with no power outlets in sight. Plus, it’s a great excuse for her to take more selfies and send you updates from her travels (and maybe even call you once in a while).

#3 Wallet organizer

Wallet organizer for travel
Photo courtesy of Creative Blossom

This personalized travel organizer bag is a great gift for a daughter traveling abroad who are like me, all over the place.

With this purse, she can keep her passport, tickets, cards, cash, and other important documents all in one bag and easily accessible. No more nervous digging through her backpack to find her passport at the gate or border security.

#4 Wireless earbuds

Beat ear buds in a case
Beats Fit Pro

If you are looking for fancy gifts for daughters going abroad, then wireless headphones and earbuds are perfect!

Personally, I would go for the earbuds because they’re smaller and lighter, and thus easier for travel. But it depends on her preference.

My absolute favorite earbuds are the Beats Fit Pro, for two main reasons. First, the noise-canceling option to tune out crying babies and chatty passengers. And second, the flexible wingtips. They make sure the earbuds are secure enough to handle even the bumpiest of plane rides (and runs, which is the main thing I use them for), while still being comfortable to wear for longer periods of time.

#5 Portable Bluetooth speaker

A bluetooth speaker from JBL
JBL speaker

Whether your daughter is traveling solo, with a partner, or with friends, a portable Bluetooth speaker is a must-have!

Not only can she use it to listen to her favorite tunes or podcasts, but she can also bring people together with some good music and create a spontaneous dance party in the hostel’s common room.

My favorite one is JBL GO because of its compact size, wireless capabilities, and dust-and-waterproof case. So she can take it anywhere she goes without worry.

#6 E-reader

Ereader with The Alchemist photo

Does your daughter love to read? Then you just found the ideal gift for her.

Why should she lug around a stack of books when she can have a library at her fingertips?

An e-reader is one of the best gifts for a daughter traveling abroad who is obsessed with books. It was actually a gift from my parents too, and I can honestly say, it’s been one of my most precious travel items on every trip.

#7 World map

A geometrical metal world map
World map wall art

Even though world maps are one of the most common gifts for travelers, I still believe it’s one of the best, even if your daughter is leaving for a trip soon. At least she will have a gorgeous wall decoration when she comes back.

Not only does it look cool, but it’ll also remind her of all the places she’s been and inspire her to plan future trips. And who knows, with this map on her wall, she might get so lost in daydreaming about all the places she could go that she won’t even want to leave home! (Okay, I highly doubt that, but one can hope).

#8 Outdoor clothing

A rain jacket from The North Face
The North Face rain jacket

Whether your daughter is backpacking in Asia, volunteering in Africa, or studying in Europe, proper outdoor clothing, such as rain jackets will always come in handy.

Especially if you go for high-quality brands like The North Face.

Travel gifts for daughters – Mid-budgets

#9 Necklace

Necklace with a pendant of a compass and a quote of "Enjoy the journey"
Necklace with a pendant of a compass

Remember what I said about diamonds?

Now, you may not have to give actual diamonds, but jewelry is always a great gift for daughters, whether she is into travel or not.

For those who love to travel, this necklace with a compass pendant and “Enjoy the journey” is even better. She’ll be reminded to savor every moment of her adventure, even when things get tough.

#10 Personalized blanket

Blanket with a letter printed
Personalized blanket from my parents

This postcard-style blanket is one of the sweetest and most practical gifts for daughters going abroad to study, work, or volunteer, especially if she’s going to a cold destination.

With a heartfelt and personalized message from you, she can wrap herself in your warm embrace, even when you’re not there.

It’s actually a gift my parents gave to me as well, and I loved it.

#11 Jewelry bag

A pink wallet shaped jewelry organizer for travelers
Small jewelry bag

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

Well, if they are your best friend, you better treat them right and keep them safe.

And for that, this jewelry bag is perfect,

It will help your daughter keep her diamonds, and other jewelry organized and tangle-free while on the go and protect her precious gems from getting lost or damaged in transit!

#12 Funny travel mug

Travel mug with the funny text "like mother, like daughter... Oh. Crap"
Travel mug with funny text

Is your daughter always on the go, does she love coffee, and does she look a lot like you (or her mom)?

Then this funny travel mug is a great gift for her.

She can start her day with a smile, a shot of caffeine, and a reminder of the amazing woman she takes after.

#13 Travel-sized games

A bag of the game Bananagrams
Bananagrams game

Travel-sized games are awesome travel gifts for daughters because it’s a great way to pass the time on those long flights or train rides and make new friends! Check out my guide to the 40 best games for travelers, or go for one of my favorites; Bananagrams.

It’s like a quick and more engaging version of Scrabble, that you can play it with up to 16 players at a time.

#14 Toiletry bag

A waterproof and colorful toiletery bag
Hanging toiletry bag

If there is one thing I hate about traveling, it’s opening my backpack (or suitcase) to the discovery that my shampoo exploded all over my clothes.

Thankfully, that horror is now in the past with water-resistant toiletry bags, such as this one.

With this handy bag, your daughter can keep her toiletries organized and protected, and even hang it up in the bathroom for easy access. Making it one of the best travel gifts for daughters who don’t want to deal with shampoo-soaked undies.

#15 Passport cover

Personalized passport holder
Photo courtesy of Personalization Mall

Passport covers may not be one of the most unique travel gifts for daughters, but they are one of the most practical ones.

Plus, with all the cool designs available on Amazon, you can add some personality or sentiment to your gift.

#16 Hidden bra wallet

A small pocket wallet to hide under your bra
Bra wallet

When the weather gets too warm for the scarf with hidden pockets (#21), that’s when this gift comes in!

Introducing the hidden bra wallet – a discreet and secure way for your daughter to keep her money and cards safe, even on the hottest of days.

It’s not just a thoughtful gift, it’s a practical solution and a clever accessory that’ll help keep her valuables secure all year round!

#17 Mountain earrings

A pair or dangling earrings with mountain icons
Mountain earrings

This is a great gift for all adventure-loving daughters!

Whether she has a passion for peaks, climbing, or hiking, this cute piece of jewelry will become a reminder of her moments at the mountaintop.

This will be her trinket for those wonderful adventures – a piece from her parents that she can always take with her on the road.

(Keep in mind that the earrings on the photo are actually mine, and can’t be bought online, but you can find plenty of awesome and similar options on Amazon!)

#18 Gift cards or cash

Beach origami made from money
Beach-themed money idea

I’ll be the first to admit that gift cards and cash may not be the most unique gifts for your daughter.

But it certainly is the most practical, and isn’t that what this is all about? Something to give to your daughter that will help her overseas?

If you need help choosing the right gift cards, check out our list of the 33 best travel gift cards.

And if you’re still not sure about giving cash or gift cards to your daughter because you think it’s not unique, then check out these two posts

Travel gifts for daughters – Small budgets

#19 A pocket hug

Token as a pocket hug
Token as a pocket hug

A pocket hug is probably the most useless gift for your daughter traveling abroad, but before you skip this gift, hear me out.

It’s also one of the most beautiful things to give to your daughter going abroad.

First of all, it’s tiny enough for any type of traveler(yes, even for backpackers). And despite the fact that it’s not something she will actively use, the sentimental value of this gift makes it truly beautiful. It will serve as a constant reminder of your love and support for her, and that’s a gift that is worth more than any of the others on this list.

So if you are looking for a small yet meaningful gesture, go for the gift of love and encouragement with this pocket hug.

#20 Leather journal

A brown leather journal with a quote for a daughter
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Travel journals are another example of a great practical gift for a daughter traveling abroad.

Trust me.

Giving her the opportunity to document her trip and all her amazing experiences is by far, the best gift you can give. I love reading my old travel journals, it’s like I can relive those trips, and they often include jokes and moments that I had already forgotten.

Now, I can imagine that as a parent, you don’t want to give any journal, you want to give a special touch. And that’s what makes this leather journal with a sentimental message for your daughter perfect!

#21 Scarf with hidden pockets

An infinity scarf with a floral print and a hidden pocket
Scarf with hidden pockets

This scarf with hidden pockets is a great gift for your daughter traveling abroad because, as a parent, you want to keep her safe. And with these hidden pockets, she can keep her passport, phone, and wallet close and secure, while still looking stylish. Because girls will be girls, and we want to be safe, but also fashionable and warm.

#22 Luggage tag

"And so the adventure begins" luggage tags
And so the adventure begins” luggage tags

These cute and colorful luggage tags make it super easy for her to spot her luggage in a sea of black suitcases, making sure she’ll never lose it.

#23 Laundry bag with world map

Laundry bag with a print of the world map
Laundry bag with a print of the world map

You may not be able to do your daughter’s laundry for her on her trip, but at least you can make sure she looks stylish doing it with this world map laundry bag!

For more gift ideas for your globetrotting daughter, check out these 25 world map-inspired gifts.

#24 Travel mirror with a message

A mirror with a heartfelt message for a daughter
Photo courtesy of Amazon

This travel mirror with a heartfelt message is another beautiful and practical gift for your daughter traveling abroad because, let’s face it, we all want to look good on vacation!

And having a compact and durable mirror can be a lifesaver for those on the go. Plus with a personalized message from you, your daughter will always have a reminder of your love and support, even when she’s just checking her lipstick.

#25 Travel guide cards

A deck of cards with "Anywhere travel guide"
Travel Anywhere cards

Are you looking for unique gifts for your daughter traveling abroad?

Then this “Anywhere Travel Guide” deck of cards is perfect!

With 75 cards of prompts and actions, she will have a travel experience she’ll never forget. It’ll inspire her to do things she never thought of, like asking a stranger where their favorite street is or leaving a note for someone to find later.

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FAQ about gifts for a daughter going abroad

What to give your daughter who likes to travel?

You can gift your daughter practical gifts like packing cubes, wireless earbuds, or a portable charger. Other options are personalized and heartfelt gifts, such as a journal with an engraved message. Or you can give her something fun and interactive like a travel-sized game.

Final notes on gifts for daughter traveling abroad

Alright, I hope that you found the perfect gift for your daughter traveling abroad to send her off with lots of love. And if you haven’t made up your mind yet, check out the editor’s top three gifts!


Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!